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remarks from democrats and even some republicans feel was a major mistake. accusing president obama of making americans dependent on government. also, giving a chance to hit back. president obama holds his fire. we're digging into what his strategy might be. and just off the assembly line our brand new poll from one of the states that potentially could decide the presidential election. john king is on the ground in michigan with the latest numbers. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the brand new counteroffensive mitt romney's launching only 48 days before the presidential election. instead of trying to explain away his secretly videotaped complaint that the 47% of u.s. voters who support president obama are dependent on government, romney's trying to turn the controversy to his political advantage. our national political correspondent jim acosta is covering romney's latest stop in atlanta. >> reporter: wolf, mitt romney is now owning his message that too many americans are dependent on the government. he's trying to parlay a gift he received from th
shifting to president obama. we're about to find out which way the state of nevada is moving. and new developments in the hunt for the suspects in the attack that killed the united states ambassador to libya and three other americans. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with only 47 days to go until the election, the romney campaign's about to roll out another new strategy. voters will be seeing a lot more of mitt romney. in fact, we're only minutes away from his speech at a rally in florida. our national political correspondent jim acosta is joining us now live from sarasota to set the scene. jim, what's going on? >> reporter: wolf, we expect mitt romney to be out here in sarasota, florida, in just a few minutes from now. this is where his advisors say after a relatively light schedule over the last couple weeks, mitt romney and his campaign will be picking up the pace. and after seeming to defend those comments on that hidden camera video on government dependency, romney appears to be shifting again on that message as well looking for something that will stick. aft
job to worry about those people. president obama released his comments on an appearance with "the tonight show with david letterman." >> one of the things i have learned as president is you represent the entire country. and when i meet with republicans as i'm traveling around the country, they are hard-working family people who care deeply about this country and my expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody, not just for some. >> now romney is not apologizing for what he said, just how he said it. >> i recognize that those people who are not paying income tax are going to say, gosh, this provision of what mitt keeps talking about, lowering income taxes is not attractive to them. and those dependent on government and those who think government's job is to redistribute, i'm not going to get them. >> and the damage control continues this morning in addition to wusa today, mitt romney wrote an op-ed to try to clarify his comments more on dependency saying the dreamers and the entrepreneurs, not the government, built this economy and they can once a
news alert. we are awaiting live remarks at president obama in a campaign fund-raisener las vegas. he is expected to talk about the ongoing situation in libya, following the killing of a u.s. ambassador and three americans at the consalate. when he begins, we will take you there live. also, at this hour, you are looking live outside the u.s. embass necairo, egypt, where yesterday violent protesters breached the embassy walls walld replaced the american flog with one similar to the one use by al qaeda, hours before the one in libbia. this, as u.s. officials are investigating whether or not the attack on the consalate in lib yafs an organized terrorist attack. a senior administration official, tonight, tells fox news that the attack was too well planned to be considered spontaneous. and it may have been planned to mark the 11-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. joining me live from tripoli, from global radio news, terry freal. i understand, there is a growing group again around the embassy. is the american flag flying there? >> reporter: yes, it is, at the moment, yes. >> tell us the
a recording from president obama's past is also getting some attention. the then state lawmaker in this video talks about spreading the wealth. >> i think the trib is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because i actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody's got a shot. martha: raises a lot of philosophical questions about the differences in this campaign. chief political correspondent carl cameron riding the bus with the romney campaign. and he is live from dallas on the way to the airport this morning. good morning, carl, how is all this playing out? >> reporter: well, for republicans, martha they see this something of a rhetorical gold mine opportunity. when you listen to what the president said back when he was a state senator in illinois in 1998 he said structure government, pool resources and redistribute wealth. that to republicans is proof what they have been alleging since the obama administration started, that in effect, the president is trying to completely
for obama because they rely on government handouts. >> i recognize that those people who are not paying income tax are going to say, gosh, this provision that mitt keeps talking about, lowering income taxes, that's not going to be real attractive to them. and those that are dependent upon government and those who think government's job is to redistribute, i'm not going to get them. >> jim acosta spent the day with the romney campaign. he joins us by phone from dallas. hello, jim. romney is now turning the tables, forcing the obama campaign to explain a 1998 videotape. tell us about that. >> reporter: that's right, carol. what we're hearing right now from the romney campaign is that what they're doing is not running from what he said in those tapes that were released by mother jones. he's really embracing that message. you heard some of this yesterday in the speech that he gave at this fund-raiser in dallas, going after the president on this newly leaked audio that showed up on the report yesterday in which the president talks about redistribution of wealth. let's first play that audio t
in the middle east. thursday president obama said he'd ordered all the necessary steps to protect americans abroad. tuesday night violence at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. libyan authorities reported that they have made some arrests. >> i saw those press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them, but obviously it would be a good thing if we're starting to move forward on the justice piece. >> reporter: the fbi open an investigation as officials try to sort out whether this was a protest that got out of hand or an organized terrorist attack. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the state department. >> three americans who were injured in the benghazi attack are being treated at a u.s. military hospital in germany. receipt a mans of ambassador stevens -- the remains of ambassador stevens and the three others killed will arrive back in this country tomorrow. >>> we are learning more about the attack itself. every room in that american consulate was torched, vandalized and looted. the compound on a residential stre
.s. and israel. >> reporter: that squabble led to a one hour phone call between president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu late last night east coast time early morning in israel after israeli officials complained that he was being snubbed by the white house. on sunday and then again wednesday, prime minister net railed against the u.s. for not taking a tougher stance on iran's nuclear program. >> if iran knows that there's no red line, if iran knows that there's no deadline, what will it do exactly what it's doing. it is continuing without any interference. >> reporter: then came reports in the israeli press that the white house turned down a meeting with when president obama and the prime minister attend the u.n. general assembly in new york later this month. they're simply not in the city at the same time the white house explained. this is the first time that benjamin netanyahu has come to the united states as prime minister and not met with president obama. the two have had their tense moments before in an oval office meeting last year, benjamin netanyahu appeared to lectur
president barack obama and secretary of state, hillary clinton, calling for calm. >> since our founder, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to degenerate the religious beliefs of others. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> reporter: elsewhere in iran, a cleric upped the bounty of the killing of the author of a book that sparked global protest after the late leader called it islam. >> yes, it's a stupid film. the correct response is to say it's a stupid film on youtube and get on with your life. to take it and deliberately use it to inflame your troops is a political act. it's not about religion. >> reporter: when asked why the pakistani government called for a national holiday today, many ways inviting protesters on the street, they told cnn they had to address public sentiment. i think it's already a decision that's been criticized by many. >> thank you. >>>
and the consulate to the white house rose garden earlier today. president obama also weighing in on this saying in no uncertain terms that justice will be served for those responsible for the death of the four americans. >> the word must stand together to unekwifically reject these brutal acts. already many libyans have joined us in doing so, and this attack elizabeth break the bonds between the united states and libya. libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers along side americans. libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we tragically learned that he had died. >> senior u.s. military sources are telling us that they are going to send unmanned airplane drones into the skies over benghazi, libya. their job is going to be to look for camps used by extremists and other targets that could be connected to the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and the three other americans. christian amanpour joins us. you have been covering this region for decades now. when you, first of all, hear the news that it looks
romney at a fund-raiser today. some audiotape of the president has mr. obama saying he believes in redistribution of wealth. big-time reaction and fallout from that. >>> more anti-american protests in the middle east as the white house seems open to other explanationing for last week's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> the end of an era. the space shuttle endeavour taking to the skies for its final journey. those storiesries and breaking news "happening now." jon: we welcome you to this wednesday edition of "happening now." a new battle of the tapes in the race for the white house. i'm jon scott. jenna: a battle of the tapes? not home video. different sort of tapes. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. as governor romney stands squarely behind the secretly recorded comments that 47% of voters are dependent on the government. the president is dealing with his own words on tape coming back to haunt him, back from way back in 1998. he was then state senator obama, talking about spreading the wealth. take a listen. >> i think the trick is figuring out how do we structure go
, in ads paid for by washington, featured president barack obama and secretary of state hillary clinton calling for calm. >> since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content, and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> elsewhere, in iran, a senior cleric reportedly upped the bounty for the killing of author salman rushdie, whose book "the satanic verses" sparked global protests more than two decades ago, after the late imam khomeini declared it an insult to islam. >> yes, it was a stupid film, you know. and the correct response to a stupid film on youtube is to say, it's a stupid film on youtube and you get on with the rest of your life. so, to take that, and to deliberately use it to inflame your troops, you know, is a political act. that's
. >> the obama campaign is responding to the latest attack by saying, "congressman ryan has no credibility when it comes to helping the middle class." >>> president obama is leading the polls in some very important swing states, but don't count governor romney out just yet. we'll show you just how close some of these races are. >> first, here's our political junkie question of the day. in the 2008 presidential election which state had the smallest margin of victory? you can see it there. tweet me the right answer at randikayecnn. if you are right, i'll let you know. [ male announcer ] the perfect photo... [ man ] nice! [ male announcer ] isn't always the one you plan to take. whoa, check it out. hey baby goat... no that's not yours... [ hikers whispering ] ...that's not yours. [ goat bleats ] na, na, na -- no! [ male announcer ] now you can take a photo right from video, so you'll never miss the perfect shot. [ hikers laughing, commenting ] at&t introduces the htc one x. now $99.99. rethink possible. to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a w
if you live in an early voting state. president obama spent saturday pushing for votes in wisconsin. wisconsin is one of the key swing states that candidates have been focussing on. president wooed the state handily, and it is much closer now. >> i don't know how many folks will vote for me in wisconsin this time around, but i want everybody in wisconsin to know that no matter what i'll be fighting for you because i'm not fighting to create democratic or republican jobs. i'm fighting to create american jobs. i'm not fighting to improve schools in red states or blue states. s i am improving schools in the united states of america. i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor or 53% or 47%. i'm going to look out for everybody. >> and here's the cnn poll on wisconsin. the president has opened up a sizable lead now in the state and, remember, this is the home state of paul ryan, the republican vice presidential candidate. >> speaking of paul ryan, he is attacking the president over the white house's handling of the space program. he appeared along side f
have even fewer days if you live in an early voting state. president obama spent saturday pushing for votes in wisconsin. wisconsin is one of the key swing states that candidates have been focussing on. president wooed the state handily, and it is much closer now. >> i don't know how many folks will vote for me in wisconsin this time around, but i want everybody in wisconsin to know that no matter what i'll be fighting for you because i'm not fighting to create democratic or republican jobs. i'm fighting to create american jobs. i'm not fighting to improve schools in red states or blue states. s i am improving schools in the united states of america. i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor or 53% or 47%. i'm going to look out for everybody. >> and here's the cnn poll on wisconsin. the president has opened up a sizable lead now in the state and, remember, this is the home state of paul ryan, the republican vice presidential candidate. >> speaking of paul ryan, he is attacking the president over the white house's handling of the space program. h
. >>> the deadly attacks on americans in libya. could it have been prevent. the obama administration comes under question. and then -- >> jesus -- >> jesus. >> jesus. >> if jesus jokes are free game, then why, in a free country, is the prophet muhammad not? and another hands-off topic. the power of religion. the reality of why it often turns deadly. a christian, a muslim and jew walk into our studio for a conversation that is no joke. and how booze helps shape the united states of america. >> look, this is the stuff your social studies teacher didn't tell you. >> all that plus no talking points and the judgment free zone. >>> hello, everybody. i am don lemon. thank you for joining us. first your headlines. a leading figure from the sunni islam world has called for a calm in the wake of continuing violent protests. he spoke with cnn and called for muslim followers to act more as a prophet muhammad would. >> translator: i was one of the first to warn about the dangers of this film in a statement to the muslim world, i asked people to deal with the situation the way prophet muhammad dealt with issu
: eastwood chat add but his day job, "trouble with the curve," and the politics. i've got mr. obama here. >> reporter: the polls suggest that people remember your speech, not mitt romney's. >> i didn't try to upstage. >> reporter: you wouldn't let the campaign see what you would say. you didn't know. >> i didn't know. >> can't do that to himself. >> reporter: do you think you went too far at all? >> no, not really. anyway, everybody seemed to have a good time with it. that's all that matters. >> reporter: president obama says he's still a big fan of yours. >> hey, you know, that's his bad judgment. no. actually he seemed very charming to me. >> reporter: the most memorable convention moment in decade an indelible moment in american cultural history nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i could not look away. >> i was telling you beforehand. i watched the first five minutes. i went down and got distracted. i missed the chair part. the money. >> the chair, just unbelievable. >> i saw it all on tape. >> trying to figure it out. is the chair. is he losing it? what's up with the chair? >> like
the rivals in the race for the white house. the u.s. consulate was still burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in cairo, then in benghazi, libya's number two city, well known to u.s. ambassador chris stevens. he was there when u.s. air raids prevented a massacre by moammar gadhafi. stevens reportedly braved the riot to help evacuate his people but was killed along with three colleagues. secretary of state clinton was chris stevens' friend. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: why the riots? clips had flooded the internet of an amateurish anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. as flags were lowered in washington, the tragedy went political. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> reporter: mitt romney blamed president obama for a statement by th
the obama administration's most pressing foreign policy crisis. but the white house faces other urgent challenges in the region. on sunday, four u.s. soldiers were killed in afghanistan. the latest in a breakout of insider attacks where afghan forces target nato troops. and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu continued to ratchet pressure on washington to set a red line for iran, claiming iran is months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb. >> i think that there's a common interest of all americans, of all political persuasions, to stop iran. this is a regime that is giving vent to the worst impulses that you see right now in the middle east. >> reporter: washington is putting a lot of pressure on governments in the region to crack down on violent protests and those governments have responded with tighter security and the protests seem to be tailing off. in the meantime, libyan officials say they've arrested a number of suspects in the attack that killed u.s. ambassador stevens. it's not clear who these suspects are at this time, but libyan officials saying contrary to ea
of all others. >> but president obama's words have had no effect. there's been another protest today near in the u.s. embassy in the capitol. people here in this conservative religious society were already hostile to the united states. now the offensive american video has caused a surge of anger and the pakistan government has given them a national holiday to take the street. >> protest against that anti-islamic film continue in other parts of the world, including the malaysian capital. police say more than 2,000 people protested in front of the u.s. embassy. google has blocked access to clips of the u.s. produced film in malaysia. one muslim makes up 60% of the population. protests were also seen in thailand where once again, the u.s. embassy in bangkok was the focus of protest. nearly 1,000 people gathered there peacefully demonstrating about that film. in the middle east, the city of basra in southern iraq has seen large scale protest. thousands took to the street to demonstrate and burn the u.s. and israeli flag. this has been a largely peaceful gathering. violence has been targeted o
for a moment about the american victims in libya. their bodies were returned home yesterday. president obama, vice president biden and secretary of state hillary clinton were there to pay their respects. here they are ambassador chris stevens, tyrone woods, sean smith and glen doherty. doherty was working as a diplomatic security officer. here's what his father said. >> i thought he was lucky to survive the four times he has already been over there. put he just laughed at me and said, dad, you're too cautious. >> he's a hero. he was my hero. >> tyrone woods was also a former navy s.e.a.l. and retired two years ago after 20 years of service. here's his ex-wife. >> if you ever wanted anybody to protect you and feel safe, that's your man. i have the highest respect of what he did. he loved what he did. >> sean smith enlisted in the air force when he was just 17. he earned the medal before leaving to work on the civilian side and serving in missions from baghdad to benghazi he leaves behind a wife and two children. chris stevens spent most of the time in his middle east and was instrumental in b
the side of the building before yesterday's ceremony. president obama and the first lady, attended, laying a wreath to honor the victims. echoing a theme of the day, he seemed to look more forward than back. >> somewhere a son is growing up with his father's eyes and a daughter has her mother's laugh, living reminders that those who died are with us still. >> the president also sclamed that the nation is safer now than before the attacks. and in recognition of the anniversary, both mr. obama and mitt romney pulled their negative ads off of the air yesterday. just -- >> a live picture now of the world trade center. >> mm-hmm. like i said -- >> there it is. that's an unbelievable sight. >> you've been to new york. and it's hard to really get the gravity of the situation and really empathize if you are not here -- and i know i have been in the midwest my entire life for the past 11 years. actually being here on the anniversary, very -- it's a totally different feeling. >> no doubt about that. that picture says it all. the two beams of light. where the twin towers were. look at that magnificen
. in the meantime, two navy warships are being positioned off libya's coast awaiting orders. president obama telling libya's president last night that the country must help the u.s. keep americans there safe. anti-american demonstrations have spread beyond libya and egypt. we will bring you any developments throughout the morning. and then at 8:35, we'll be talking about stability in the middle east with senator john mccain. le also our special series on the future of finance continues this morning. today's headliner is former who are began stanley chairman and ceo phil parcel. and r. a phil is cautioning that the comments aren't black and white. he'll explain what he thinks about the controversial topic of breaking up the big banks. >>> of course the fed may be the biggest news of the day. many expecting the central bank to launch that third round of quantitative he quantitative easing. the decision announced at 12:30. and then better bernanke will hold a news conference at 2:15 and we'll have complete coverage. another central bank already making an announcement, south korea holding interest rates
bernanke called the feds' intervention confirmation that president obama's policies have not worked. we should be creating wealth romney said in a statement, not printing dollars. republicans also fear that bernanke may have timed this effort to increase highing as -- hiring as an election-year gift to the president. bernanke rejected that notion saying the timing was related to a clearly stag significant economy, not politics. >> the fed might not be done yet. bernanke left open the possibility the fed could take more steps to encourage borrowing and financial risk taking. >>> it is 6:15. howard is here with another stellar forecast. >> it's going to be a great weekend. bluemont has their big fair going on. the mystics have their big game sunday. >> against liberty. >> let's talk weather. we have a nice morning out there now once again. a great week. will finish great. and even right through the weekend we'll keep some nice weather around. your bus stop forecast, a couple of patches of fog. that's about the big issue this morning. otherwise partly cloudy, a mix of sun and clouds out th
maybe obama is doing it on purpose. i think he likes a challenge when he runs for president. four years ago he became the first african-american to become president in this country with a very sordid past when it comes to race. i think now he thinks i just have to run again against mitt romney, bring on challenges. i bet you next week he will come on the news and he will say, oh, fellow americans, mitt romney would be a better president. and then check the polls. i'm still up! i'm still up, baby. >> ben, thank you, sir. always funny. >> thanks for having me. >>> it is the last pga tour event and one of its biggest, the winners, the losers, and $11 million check. goodness, we'll go live to east lake golf club next. >>> tiger who? rory who? most of the attention was on those two superstars heading into the tour championship in atlanta, but now the spotlight is on tournament and fed ex champion brandt snedeker who takes home more than 11million bucks. joining me now a patrick snell. patrick, everyone was talking about tiger and rory earlier this weekend. this was a major upset, was it? >>
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